Deadline: Midnight 21st December 2021
We are offering a limited number of SMEs (Small & medium sized businesses) and Start-ups the opportunity to showcase their business to an international audience of over 1000 business leaders, investors, academics and innovators.
Enter now for the chance to share your innovation story at Scotland’s national innovation summit – CAN DO Innovation Summit on 23 Feb 2022.
How to Enter
The overarching theme for this year is Digital Transformation. To enter, all you have to do is complete the short form below and submit a brief video clip demonstrating how your business is driving innovation through at least one of the routes below:
- Embracing digital innovation to emerge stronger after recent economic challenges
- Adopting digital tech to advance social value as well as business growth
- Overcoming barriers in your digital transformation journey
The competition will provide SMEs and Start-ups with the chance to win one of three slots on the CAN DO Innovation Summit’s virtual #SMEstage, where the best examples of innovation from SMEs across Scotland will be allocated five-minutes to showcase their business to an international audience.
The winners will also receive 2 days of support with an Innovation Specialist from Scottish Enterprise worth £2,000.
Enoch Adeyemi – CEO at Black Professionals Scotland
Evelyn McDonald – CEO at Scottish Edge
Alison Munro – Head of Business Services & Advice at Scottish Enterprise
- Entries must be submitted by midnight on 21 December 2021.
- Winners must be available to pre-record their 5min #SMEStage session on the w/c 24th January 2022.
- To enter, fill in the form below and submit your 60-90 second film to firstname.lastname@example.org (see guidance).
- Entrants must fit the SME descriptor of fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover not exceeding £40 million and be based in Scotland.
- Winners will be chosen by the #CDIS22 #SMEstage judging panel and notified via email on the w/c 17th January 2022.
- Due to the number of entrants we cannot guarantee you will be contacted.
- Winners will be allocated a 5-minute slot at the CAN DO Innovation Summit on 23 February 2022 to showcase their innovation. They will also receive 2 days of support with an Innovation Specialist from Scottish Enterprise worth £2,000.